Miata Cruises To Second Group Glory At The Meadows
Written By George Farrugia, The Meadows Greyhound Racing Correspondent Sunday 30th September 2012
Champion chaser Miata further enhanced her reputation as one of the best stayers Australia has seen after a devastating win in the Group 3 Topcat Video Cup over 725 metres at The Meadows on
Sent to the boxes as $1.30 favourite, the daughter of Bombastic Shiraz and Winsome Bluebird settled in a forward position before unleashing an amazing turn of speed, toying with her rivals to
score by eight lengths in 42.56 over nemesis Irma Bale ($4.80), who recorded super splits of 4.87, 15.95 and 29.71 before being outclassed by the champ. Outsider Double Jeopardy ($38.80) ran
The victory was Miata’s 30th from just 37 starts, pushing her prizemoney to $438,508, edging closer to the magical half million dollar prizemoney level – a feat only six Australian greyhounds havebeen able to achieve to date.
The group win was Miata’s second at The Meadows, also taking out the Group 2 Zoom Top in a sizzling 42.37 back in February.